Design


storm shelter

Construction Methods

Winds of Change: Storm Shelter Design Guidance

In recent years, the International Building Code has mandated that all new construction for K–12 schools in most of the Midwest and South Central United States include a community storm shelter. This article will explain the requirements of storm shelter design and explore best practices for planning and construction.

quiet spaces

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Shhh. How to Design Campus Quiet Spaces

Students need space and time for quiet study, reflection, mediation, and stillness. Here’s a look at what goes into the design of quiet spaces in order to make them both welcoming and effective.

Newly Opened Indiana Elementary School Sports Flexible Classrooms, Indoor Slide

Learning Spaces

Newly Opened Indiana Elementary School Sports Flexible Classrooms, Indoor Slide

A new Indianapolis elementary school includes state-of-art learning spaces as well as a huge indoor slide. Walnut Grove Elementary School, which opened earlier this month in the Center Grove Community School Corp., features innovative learning spaces designed to provide flexibility for instruction.

The Library of Today and the Future

Building Blueprints

No More 'Shhhh!' The Library of Today and the Future

Our culture has changed. Your community has changed. Has your library changed yet?

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Enlisting students in your design plan and working alongside nature can result in outdoor spaces that are recreational, educational and engaging in ways you might not expect.

lifelong learning

Designing for Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Are there similarities in the design of spaces for education and for senior living? Specific areas where the two intersect include creating spaces that foster lifelong learning, help people build communities and foster relationships, and combat the stigma of being either young or old.

Reinventing the Academic Workplace

A look at spaces that shape student-faculty interactions on campus, and ultimately contribute to student success.

science lab

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Science on Display

Creative design can solve the conflict between having an open research lab with natural light and views where passersby can see and be excited about the research being done and safeguarding sensitive or proprietary information.

Trends

View From the Industry

Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

trends at collegs and universities

Looking Forward

Trends In Education

Life's one constant is change and College Planning & Management is here for it. From the expansion of big data to plant-forward dining options, schools are adapting with the times. Here's a look at what's happening now and into the future. Is your school ready for what's next?



Trends in Education: View From the Industry

Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

campus landscape

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

An Award-Winning Landscape

Duke University has won awards for its campus landscape features and design. Careful planning and thoughtful implementation are just two keys to the university's success.

Designed to Dine

Student dining facilities are changing—and university officials need to be flexible and prepared.

Rosen Concert Hall at the Hayes School of Music

Performing Arts Facilities Planning: a Program-Based Approach

Real-world installations illustrate how an in-depth review of existing performing arts curricula and facilities can be of benefit when considering how best to upgrade existing spaces versus when to build new facilities.

Organic Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

The structure and surrounding landscape can be active learning tools.

Spotlight on Inclusion and Accessibility

Accessibility in higher education has many different implications and can be viewed from either a physical, economic, or social standpoint.

community space

Design for Community Spaces

Today's community colleges are interested in placemaking, in creating campuses where students learn, linger, and interact. With an eye to design, here are three examples of community colleges stepping up their interior spaces to improve the student experience.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Implementation

An update on how the planning has come into being on the BGSU campus.

Dover High School

Education Interiors

The interior spaces where students’ high school careers and experiences unfold are of prime importance to those young people, faculty, staff, and administrators. The best such spaces help districts and individual schools express and realize their goals while guiding high school students toward achieving theirs.

Facility Planning

My Day as a Kindergartner

Reflecting on this has affected my view of educational design.

classroom design

Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten

What higher education can learn from kindergarten classroom design.